Sunday, March 30, 2008

I'm officially sick of 1908

And tomorrow is only Opening Day.

Do these editors think they're the only ones to realize it's been 100 years or something? Originality? Hello?

In other news, thanks the Good Lord, they are finally tearing down the gigantic ash tray that is Shea Stadium.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Top Five Fridays

This is a really good idea, which I will probably steal.

OK, My five favorite things about baseball:

5. The strikeout

4. The double play

3. Tight uniform pants

2. Red Sox fans

1. "Dad, do you wanna have a catch?"

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Opening Day is a week away

How much snow do you think there will be on the infield?

While we're at it, any bets on how many times broadcasters will mention 1908 this year?

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Why, TV, why?!?

The most ridiculous show on TV gets more ridiculous. The most satisfying show with the most dreamy guy is screwed by the writers strike until next year. And the best comedy currently in production has no second season in sight. Why do we bother even having a satellite dish? Oh wait, I remember: so I can watch the Cubs not get into the World Series for the hundredth year in a row.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


looks like this.

If I had a whole extra $1000 laying around, I could also go for a pair of these and a couple pairs of these.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Pink Ladies

Pink Lady apples are by far the most superior kind of apple there is. I just ate a Granny Smith, which used to be my favorite, and it was like drinking a can of Bud after spending a week in Europe drinking fresh Czech beer on tap in squares in fabulous cities.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Trader Joe's still sucks

Here's another reason to hate TJ's: too much packaging. Why the hell do they need all this styrofoam and plastic to sell squash?? Stupid, stupid Trader Joe's.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Just when you thought the Cubs were done being so Cub."

Gotta love this from Steve Rosenbloom:

On second thoughts: Soriano should heed the fifth

Cubs manager Lou Piniella says Alfonso Soriano will bat second, the
one spot that he seems least equipped to handle, what with the need
for plate discipline and sacrifice. In fact, Aramis Ramirez is better
equipped to hit second than Soriano is, if only because Ramirez
doesn't strike out nearly as much.

If Soriano's constant leg problems mean he isn't a threat to steal
bases, as the Cubs believe, then he is simply a power hitter who
strikes out a lot, which sounds like he should be hitting fifth. The
rumored No. 5 hitter Kosuke Fukudome, meanwhile, comes with the
scouting report of being a hybrid of Ichiro Suzuki and Hideki Matsui
-- you know, all the skills you'd want for a guy in the 2-hole.

But no.

Right now, manager Lou Piniella has it the other way around. Just when
you thought the Cubs were done being so Cub.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

I'm concerned

I'm concerned. I'm concerned because George Lucas is a freakin whack job. He bought a bunch of land that's pretty much in a national park, and he might be part hyena. Most concerning is what I read in a recent issue of Vanity Fair, which I don't normally read, but was given to me by my friend who subscribes and noted the article about the new Indiana Jones movie, which she knows I would be VERY interested in. The article says that Lucas came up with some nutty idea for the plot to the new movie, which no one else (Harrison Ford, Spielberg, etc) liked. But Lucas insisted that it was this plot or nothing. And they were like, well, ok. So that concerns me. I'm also worried that he's going to CGI the shit out of it and ruin it that way. Now there's a new trailer out. Which I had to read about in the freaking CHRONICLE, for pete's sake. I have kids; I go to two movies a year! Throw me a bone!

Also, this kid who plays his son looks like kind of a dork.

But on the bright side, Karen Allen is going to be in the movie, which can only be a good thing. It's my belief that the strong female lead is key to the quality Indy movie, along with worthy adversaries, i.e., Nazis. In this case, Commies. Which might be sufficient.